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Principal’s Message

As many of you may have heard, I’m retiring at the end of this school year. My four years as principal at BES have been some of the most challenging, yet rewarding, of my 31 years as an educator. We have survived Covid, wearing masks all day everyday for the entire 2020-2021 school year and for the 1st 6 months of the 2021-2022 school year, a ransomware attack, a horrific flood, and most recently the closing of the mill. All I can say is that this school and community are absolutely amazing and pull together to keep going forward no matter what comes our way. My decision to retire was a difficult one because I love the students, their families, and my staff so very much. Please know that even when I am no longer at BES physically that a large piece of my heart will always remain here.

As always, we are #bethelthebeautiful     #bethelthebest

           Heather Hollingsworth – Principal           hhollingsworth@haywood.k12.nc.us

                                      Amanda Watson- Principal                                          awatson@haywood.k12.nc.us

                                                Alma Wells – Lead Teacher                                                    awells@haywood.k12.nc.us



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  • Bethel Elementary School
  • Heather Hollingsworth, Principal
  • 4700 Old River Rd., Canton, NC 28716
  • 828.646.3448